Jon Ragnarsson

Jon Ragnarsson

Lives in Iceland Reykjavik, Iceland
Works as a Programmer
Has a website at http://jonr.light.is/
Joined on Apr 7, 1999
About me:

Gadgets:
E-M5, some lenses.

Comments

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On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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Sunshine4784: Hope it is a mirrorless medium format camera. But the price should be lower than Pentax 645Z. More than 10,000 is meaningless for mirrorless MF.

"But the price should be lower than Pentax 645Z" Thanks for making me chuckle...

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:56 UTC
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HAL2000: Hello there y'all
This baby seems like a very nice one to own
Question ; can it be used on another camera like the Sony A6000 ?
or is it uniquely for the Lumix series ?
thanx !

It's for the Micro Four Thirds system, so I'm afraid that would not be possible.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 13:22 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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nerd2: $1K m43 camera that weighs almost 500 grams.

It's quite funny that a7 with 24MP full-frame sensor is actually cheaper and lighter than this.

That is true. As a pinhole only photographer, the a7 is definitely the choice for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 21:24 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (992 comments in total)

If this was a Canon or Nikon, people would be going crazy over it. Such an underrated cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 10:56 UTC as 24th comment | 11 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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OBI656: WOW, this cam is HUGE! Not idea if its design for self-defence or take a picture ... in any case, I wonder If I get prepaid bodybuilding sessions in the final price of this camera to be able to carry this brick around.

You could probably knock out a horse with this thing. And then take a picture of it with the same camera afterwards.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses (295 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Once you have figured out just how tiny the image details are with these lenses on their titchy sensor, you may begin to accept that financially these days to invest in this way on an m4:3 sensor is to throw your money away.

Even on full-frame pro gear detail resolution at 16.7MP (Canon 1Ds MkII)though good is not sufficient to allow you to work at normal distances and see fine detail within the image-texture in cloth, skin etc. Its why I got a D800.

Bought s/h the cost is the same using Nikon D800s and the quality is just so much better.

Size matters

Is this a post from 2005?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 15:08 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Apart from video, I can't understand the 4/3 sensor thing, especially in a camera this size. Sony is making the same size cameras or smaller, with APS-C or full-frame sensors.

Yes. If only Olympus or Panasonic would make different cameras, so people could have choice in size...

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 13:18 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces X30 enthusiast compact camera (43 comments in total)

I got excited for a moment, thought this was a new x system camera... :/

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 12:40 UTC as 4th comment
On article Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition (166 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: Pentax is pure no-nonsense camera. When Ricoh/Pentax goes full-frame, I will jump on.

They already make one. It's called 645d

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 13:55 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (896 comments in total)

This is the kind of camera people should buy instead of Rebels with a kit lens (which then never leaves the camera for the rest of its lifetime)

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:11 UTC as 210th comment | 1 reply
On article Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review (137 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "Sony NEX-6 with 16-50mm" is $519 which is not a bad camera vs this $600 Kodak. For $519, you get:

- Larger sensor
- Build in EVF
- Build in flash
- the Name of Sony
- Cheaper
- (Wifi)

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Compact-Interchangeable-Digital-16-50mm/dp/B0096W1OKS/ref=zg_bs_3109924011_1

never mind...

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 12:57 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary (596 comments in total)

Looks like a very nice camera, but not $1200 nice...

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:32 UTC as 148th comment
On article CP+ 2014: Selected highlights of the show (34 comments in total)

Why doesn't Pentax make a mirrorless 645? That would be a truly unique camera and sure to make a few heads turn.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 15:30 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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dinoSnake: "In Europe, DSLR sales are strong, especially among women. So maybe using a DSLR is a more of a status symbol for someone wanting to become a better photographer, compared to mirrorless."

No, really? America "Bigger is Better" attitude still exist? What a shocker!

As a person who lives in a huge city, and works extremely close to the tourist district, it is extraordinarily funny for me to see so many dSLR users out there...taking pictures by holding their cameras out in Live View and watching the rear LCD as they snap. They aren't even using the supposed dSLR's greatest advantage! They simply bought the name brand on the tin, received their peer acceptance and went blindly on their way.

If Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus and Samsung want mass market acceptance of their mirrorless products it would help if the mass market can actually GET their products. Here in America almost NO mass market retailer have mirrorless cameras on retail display - FAILURE!

It's strange isn't? The "Big boys are using Canon and Nikon on the Olympics, I should buy the same". Then buys the Canon SL1 and never ever removes the 18-55mm kit lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 13:45 UTC
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro (249 comments in total)
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diolus: Here is a video..

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wOLfIJgSjRk

Ah, now I get it! It's for selfies, you hold it in your left hand! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 15:36 UTC
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro (249 comments in total)

I wonder if the is the same lens design as the Sigma 30mm f2.8 lens for NEX. Still no good photos of people holding this thing...

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 15:34 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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NZ Scott: NO!

No filter thread on the new 7-14 ...

That means I can't buy it. I'll have to get a 9-18 instead, which doesn't go wide enough for me.

Sony's NEX system has an ultrawide starting at 15mm (ff equivalent) that takes filters and only weighs a couple of hundred grams.

Why can't Oly/Panny do the same?

Is there any ultrawide lens that takes filters? The Nikon 14-24mm or the canon 14mm don't. Maybe some 10mm lens for Nikon? It seems like 16mm (for FF) is the lower limit for filters.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 15:51 UTC

I think I'll pass judgement until I see photos and at least somebody holding it.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 10:53 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty (135 comments in total)
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kadardr: The most important takeaway for me is that mirrorless cameras are cheaper to manufacture then the mirrored ones. After the public majority will think that mirrorless is the way to go, the prices will come down substantially (effects of volume and depreciation of development and PR investment costs.) On the other side DSLR manufacturers will start to perceive their profits eroding as their prices are going down gradually to keep up. When volume cannot compensate the erosion, well then CANON/NIKON will launch their serious mirrorless lines.

And even more so, when we will have electronic shutters. Then the only objects that move and require skillful assembly are the IS, focus and irises in the lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 11:35 UTC

Is it really impossible to design a camera with a sideways battery slot? Like the X-E (and many other cameras) have no slots or openings on the right side, why not put the battery slot there and free the bottom completely?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 15:31 UTC as 8th comment
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